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31 January 2015Bare Bodkin Theatre Co.The Great Hunger by Patrick Kavanagh
6 & 7 February 2015Farney PlayersWanted One Body
12 FebruaryArt in EducationThe Jungle Book
13 FebruaryArt in EducationThe Jungle Book 2
14  FebruaryArt in EducationThe Jungle Book 3
20  FebruaryCastleblayney PlayersJuno and the Paycock
21  FebruaryCastleblayney PlayersJuno and the Paycock2
30 April 2015Fishamble: The New Play CompanyUnderneath by Pat Kinevane

All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated
 

31st January 2015

Bare Bodkin Theatre Co.

The Great Hunger
by Patrick Kavanagh
 
Generally considered to be Patrick Kavanagh’s finest work, 'The Great Hunger' sharply delineates a life of economic and imaginative privation. A large part of the hunger the poem describes is sexual; its protagonist is bachelor farmer Patrick Maguire who has spent years at his mother’s beck and call. When she finally dies aged 91, he himself is 65 and has missed the boat in terms of finding a wife and having a family of his own, a source of acute sorrow and regret to him. Peter Duffy himself grew up on a small Monaghan farm so has a ready affinity for Kavanagh’s material which informs and shines through his absorbing interpretation of the work.
 
6th & 7th February 2015

Farney Players

Wanted One Body
 
Where there's a will there's a relative goes the old saying. Farney Players new production shows you just how far distant relatives will go to get their greedy hands on their dead ancestors money. This is an ingenious and wildly comic romp which enjoyed critically acclaimed reviews upon it's debut in the West End many years ago. Wealthy Mr Barraclough has passed away and his incompetent bumbling solicitors arrive at the house during the funeral to read the will.A clause in the will that grants a portion of his estate to the servants of the house causes consternation among his relatives throwing the whole house into turmoil. A murder occurs, a flood cuts the house off from the mainland and then the phone goes dead.It's left to the bumbling solicitors to piece the clues together and find the culprit before he or she strikes again!
The bodies soon pile up as high as the laughs as they struggle through disappearing bodies,sliding panels,jealous relatives and a creepy old house.
 

12th February 2015

Arts in Education

Youth Musical

The Jungle Book

Deep in the heart of the Jungle, Mowgli the Man-cub is raised by wolves.  When Shere Kahn the tiger decides that Mowgli is no longer welcome in the Jungle, Bagheera the panther plans to guide him to safety of the Man Village.  Mowgli refuses to leave his home, so the two settle down for the night under a Coconut Tree.  Their peaceful night is interrupted when Kaa the snake lulls Mowgli into a deep sleep.  Bagheera chases off the snake just in time for an elephant stampede. 

  
   

13th February 2015

Arts in Education

Youth Musical

 
The Jungle Book
  
  

14th February 2015

Arts in Education

Youth Musical

 

 
 The Jungle Book
 
 

20th February 2015                                  

Castleblayney Players                             

 
Juno & the Paycock

Castleblayney Players – Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey

Juno and the Paycock, by Sean O’Casey, has become a classic of Irish drama since it was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1924. The play centres around the Boyle family who live in a working class tenement in Dublin during the civil war 1922. Juno tries to hold her family together despite the events that entangle all her family. The family’s hardship is interspersed with sharp Dublin humour and colourful characters.

This performance is brought to you by Castleblayney Players who have been producing a variety of entertaining plays for many years.

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21st February 2015                                  

Castleblayney Players

 
Juno & the Paycock
 
 
 

 
30th April 2015

Fishamble: The New Play Company

Underneath
by Pat Kinevane
 
Sticks and stones didn't break Her bones, but words and pointing crushed Her.
Is Beauty really only skin deep?
Does Ugliness hide somewhere deeper?
Following the runaway international success of Forgotten and Silent, Fishamble premieres Pat Kinevane’s third solo play, Underneath, directed by Jim Culleton, as part of Limerick City of Culture this December.
This stunning new play is a blackly comic, rich and vivid tale of a life lived in secret, a testament to the people who live on the fringes, under the nose of everyday life. It explores the surface, and what lies underneath.
‘Ireland’s excellent Fishamble’ Guardian
'Drop everything...book now...captivating, moving and -yes - even unforgettable' Irish Times [on Forgotten]
‘passionate one-man show…carefully wrought production…Kinevane [is] an artist of the theatre’ New York Times [on Silent]